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Erect-crested Penguin
Eudyptes sclateri
Copyright David Seibel, 2017 (#10723) | Send Comment

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Exposure: 1/800 sec, f/7.1, ISO 1250
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L at 105mm
Date: January 30, 2017
Location: Kaikoura Central, Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand

Description: Very unusual at this location. The bird seemed exhausted but healthy. More details on eBird. This head-on view shows one of the most distinctive features separating this species from the other crested penguins of New Zealand: the nearly parallel superciliary stripes/crests.